Freiston shore.

Whimbrels were in good supply today, individuals and small groups. Probably about forty in total.

A surprising number of brent geese remain, hundreds of ’em.

Other lingering winter wildfowl included a pintail with a damaged wing, a wigeon and a pink-footed goose, probably sick or injured.

Six common sandpipers fed around the lagoon edges.

Two pairs of wheatears were on the grasslands.

A lapwing pair had two chicks.

A couple of marsh harriers showed well.

Lots of waders on the lagoon for the early evening high tide. Over 100 turnstones. c250 oystercatchers.

About 100 common terns at the high tide.

At the Witham mouth were a greenshank and a sandwich tern.

Lots of other waders, including grey plovers almost in breeding plumage. Is there a better looking wader?

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Some mud.